Ambitious Denbighshire dental assistant to benefit from new bursary scheme

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An ambitious dental assistant has been named as the first person to benefit from a new bursary scheme in Denbighshire.

Charlotte Jones, 27, has successfully completed an oral health education course through Denbighshire County Council’s Young Person Employment Bursary. The scheme was set up to encourage talented young people to stay in Denbighshire after they qualify. 

Charlotte, from Ruthin Dental Practice, said that she wouldn’t have been able to complete the course without the financial assistance provided by the initiative. The scheme provides annual bursaries of £250 to £2,000 for up to 80 young people aged between 18 and 35 years old. Charlotte received £720 towards the cost of her tuition and said that the bursary has enabled her to progress in her career and to look forward to more opportunities in the future.

The bursary scheme is open to young people based in the county who earn less than £20,326 per year and is available for training courses to either progress with a current employer or to look for a better-paid job with a new employer in Denbighshire. 

Council leader, Cllr Hugh Evans, said that the scheme was designed to support young people and enable them to fulfill their potential, but also to boost the local economy by keeping skilled, qualified, ambitious young people in the county. 

More information about the bursary initiative can be found online at

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